Why you should support James Singer

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We need a viable alternative to the excesses of capitalism, a reckoning of our racialized history and systemic oppression, a better system to overcome gender inequality, and a vision to live more sustainably within our ecological environment. It's time for a new generation!

Confronting the uncomfortable facts of our social problems is the first step to eliminating them. In fact, there is a long history of people in our country working together, as groups and communities, to move society into a place where people can prosper. Surely, today, with so many advancements, we can figure out how to solve our most pressing social problems

This campaign is more than a political campaign; it's a social movement to build communities, to change lives, and to lay the groundwork for a future that includes equality and prosperity for all Americans. 

I have lived in Utah nearly my entire life. I know our values: We work hard. We want safe communities and to have enough to provide for our families, whatever they look like. We want people to be treated fairly and justly. We want to be able to better our lives. Our hearts ache to see suffering. We have a spirit of service and giving that is unmatched. We want to help those in need and share when we are prospering. There are so many things that we share in common.

These are the values I want to represent in the US Senate along with my vision of a more equitable democratic society. Help me get there. Together, we can move away from this current era marked by bigotry, vitriol, deceit, indecency, and greed. We can move towards a socially democratic future of shared prosperity, justice, respect, greater equality, and cooperation.

Our platform recognizes the complex intersections of the issues facing Americans. We are all connected, our struggles are connected, and therefore we must work together to improve our society. 

ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

We must reform our economy by redistributing wealth and income through fair taxes on the wealthy and the biggest corporations, getting better wages through a strong labor movement, developing an expanded and dynamic social safety net, enhancing democratic control of industry, and reclaiming public assets.

RACIAL JUSTICE
We must overcome racism through truth and reconciliation. We have to begin to decolonize the settler-colonial structures that keep racist institutions and policies in place against blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Asians. We must halt using mass incarceration to deal with the social problems facing black and brown communities. And we have to commit to reparations and recognize it as a debt society owes to African Americans and Native Americans.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
We must make laws that make discrimination based on sex, gender, and sexuality illegal and pass the Equal Rights Amendment. We must close the gender (and gender-racial) wage gap. We must make a system that values motherhood and join the rest of the world by offering 16 weeks of paid parental leave. And we must provide extensive and affordable healthcare for women, including birth control.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 40% by 2020, 80% by 2030, and 100% by 2050, over 1990 levels. We need to invest heavily in green technologies, infrastructure, and energy; we have the capacity today to do so. We must support and champion science-based policies to curb climate change and return us to a balanced existence with the environment.

STRENGTHEN NATIVE PEOPLES & TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY
Tribal governments must be able to exercise their inherent right to develop their societies how they choose, be empowered to make decisions and have those decisions honored, and determine for themselves what is sacred, culturally important, economically viable, and politically feasible. We must provide the same level of healthcare members of Congress receive to all Native peoples and extend more resources to the Indian Health Service. 

OTHER POSITIONS

  • Making college affordable without saddling students with debt.
  • Paying teachers more and investing in our students.
  • Providing high-quality health care for everyone.
  • Updating and expanding our public infrastructure.
  • Reforming our immigration system to make it easier for immigrants to contribute to and become a part of American society.
  • Defunding the prison-industrial complex.
  • Extending equal protection for members of the LGBTQIA+ community in terms of hiring and housing.
  • Fully funding and expanding programs so that every veteran receives the care they deserve.
  • Making political participation more democratic by putting an end to unlimited corporate contributions and corporate "personhood."

For more information, volunteer, or to ask about specific issues, go to www.SingerForSenate.com 


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  • Ashby McNeil endorsed

    “he's the one who can defeat Hatch!”

  • Garon Coriz endorsed

    “James Singer is an extremely intelligent, insightful individual with the ability to bring people together, defend the weak, and push us ahead into a bright future.”

  • Ray Matthews endorsed

    “John Ringer respects People and he respects our Land. John Ringer is a voice unheard by an entire generation of Utahns. We need Native voices, like his, among our lawmakers. His is a voice of love, not hate; a voice of peace not confict; a voice of stewardship, not domination. We need leaders brave enough to embrace hope over fear. I stand behind John Ringer and with those with the courage to stand to face the Morning Sun.”

May 9 2017

We broke our first $5000 goal!

Today we broke our first $5000 goal on CrowdPac! Thank you for all your support! From other donations, we're at around $6500 total. Plus the volunteer hours which are adding up from a growing volunteer list. We are off to a great start since we officially launched our campaign last week.

Today we held a press conference with the Utah League of Native American Voters, the Me4U coalition, and PANDOS condemning the condescending and racially charged remarks from Orrin Hatch about how "Indians don't understand..." about Bears Ears.

Allow me to roll my eyes...

If I can be perfectly clear with Orrin Hatch: We understand. 

We are lawyers, policy analysts, sociologists, community activists, teachers, and elected leaders. We are more than educated enough to understand. We understand that his comments are what keeps indigenous people from overcoming hundreds of years of obstacles blocking us from exercising our life-ways. We understand that his position, his careless comment, is just another way to keep indigenous peoples in a box and from exercising our inherent freedom to make our own decisions regarding our politics, economics, culture, and social life. I am astonished by these comments. I feel angry. I am determined, more than ever, to be that indigenous voice in Congress. We all need it.

We'll be putting up video from that press conference and a transcript of my statement on the campaign Facebook page soon: www.facebook.com/SingerForSena...

Thanks again!

James


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May 5 2017

Campaign Launch a Success!

We had such a wonderful campaign launch event at the Glendale Library on Salt Lake City's west side. We heard some moving stories and speeches from Dan Cairo and Carol Surveyor. We took some great pictures and video (check out the campaign Facebook page: facebook.com/SingerForSenate) and James gave a very powerful and moving speech.

Here's a video highlight


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Apr 27 2017

Trahant Reports

Mark Trahant is the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota. He is an independent journalist and a member of The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. On Twitter @TrahantReports

Article from Trahant Reportshttps://trahantreports.com/201...

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Apr 27 2017

May 2nd Campaign Launch Event

Join the Singer for Senate team on Tuesday, May 2nd as we kick off James's campaign! 

James Singer is a member of the Navajo Nation, and a Utah native with strong ties to the community. He has a background in social science, education, activism, and economics, and he is ready to represent the voices in Utah that are so often overlooked. 

Are you looking for a campaign that can create real change? Are you ready for a candidate who will work for Utahns? This is your opportunity to find out more about James and how he can represent you in Congress. You'll also meet campaign team members, including Madalena McNeil (Campaign Manager) and Daniel Magpali (Volunteer Coordinator) who are ready to get you plugged into the most exciting political movement in Utah.

This is a FREE event, and is open to all members of the community. Children are welcome. 

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Can't make it? We'll miss you, but this isn't your only chance. Not only will there be live-streaming of Tuesday's event, but the Singer for Senate team will be scheduling regular virtual and in-person events throughout the next few months. These will be great opportunities to meet James and find the role that's waiting for you in the campaign. 

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TRANSPORTATION:
The 516 bus is the best option for UTA public transportation to the Glendale Public Library. There will also be carpool threads established in the event discussion, or you can email info@singerforsenate.com to request a ride or offer a carpool. 

Need a Lyft? Email info@singerforsenate.com to request a code for $5 off the use of Lyft rideshare services for the event. 

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ACCESSIBILITY: 
The Glendale Public Library is fully ADA accessible. There is designated ADA parking in the lot, which includes an external door leading directly into the meeting room. If you require ASL interpretation or any other specific service, please email madalena@singerforsenate.com and we will make arrangements.

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READY TO GET STARTED?
If you're fired up and ready to donate, volunteer, and be part of the team, head over to SingerForSenate.com or email info@singerforsenate.com for more information!

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Apr 18 2017

Mark Your Calendars

May 2 we're planning an official launch event! Details to come.

Be sure to check into the website: www.SingerForSenate.com and follow the Facebook page: James Singer for U.S. Senate


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Mar 9 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Kyle McArthur-Peterson endorsed

  • Toren Wallengren endorsed

  • Nicole Maron endorsed

  • Derrick Attakai endorsed

  • Ashby McNeil endorsed

    “he's the one who can defeat Hatch!”

  • Garon Coriz endorsed

    “James Singer is an extremely intelligent, insightful individual with the ability to bring people together, defend the weak, and push us ahead into a bright future.”

  • Ray Matthews endorsed

    “John Ringer respects People and he respects our Land. John Ringer is a voice unheard by an entire generation of Utahns. We need Native voices, like his, among our lawmakers. His is a voice of love, not hate; a voice of peace not confict; a voice of stewardship, not domination. We need leaders brave enough to embrace hope over fear. I stand behind John Ringer and with those with the courage to stand to face the Morning Sun.”

  • Laura McLain endorsed

  • William Rodgers endorsed

    “I stand firm with Bears Ear and the Grand Escalante”

  • Scott Mueller endorsed

  • Roberta D. Esping endorsed

    “Because of what the GOP House pulled 5/4/17.”

  • Gabriel Misla endorsed

  • Emily Poff endorsed

  • Ana young endorsed

    “I am so honored to support you and get this movement toward action or growth. Love and light, you are an inspiration. Hope my donation goes to a greater good. Much faith and respect. Ana Young aka Mother Earth▪♪ e=mc▪ Relativity is ours”

  • Brian Allred endorsed

  • Brian Allred endorsed

    “It's time for a resident of Utah and not D.C. to represent the people of Utah.”

  • Caitlyn Geist endorsed

  • Colleen O'Neill endorsed

  • Nan Seymour endorsed

    “For his integrity alone, I endorse James Singer for US Senate. I worked alongside James in the non-profit sector on behalf of local businesses, and I can vouch for his intelligence, tenacity and work ethic. I'm proud to vote for James and campaign on his behalf.”

  • Connie Wilkerson endorsed

  • Christopher & Sariah Sebastian endorsed

    “We fully support James Singer in his endeavor to run for US Senate 2018. We believe that he has the right mentality, skills and devotion to combat the dangerous rise in nationalism that we are witnessing here in America, along with the inequality of representation.”

  • Emily Lohner endorsed

  • Bruce Shenitz endorsed

  • Dr. Mariko Frame endorsed

    “I endorse James Singer as a true alternative to the oligarchical, patriarchal, and racist status quo of America today, someone who is deeply committed to the progressive values of racial, gender, and economic justice.”

  • Brenda Sieczkowski endorsed

  • Mark Gordon endorsed

  • Michael Behring endorsed

  • Kim Novak endorsed

  • Kim Holder endorsed

    “We need more First Nations people in the policy arena”

  • Chris LeCluyse endorsed

    “James is smart, aware, and promotes the rights of indigenous people. He represents principle and reason in a political climate that sadly lacks both.”